A tip of the hat to ‘van the man’

Joe Camilleri on guitar.
Joe Camilleri on guitar.

‘Van is a modern master of our day and we’re paying homage to his works,’ The Black Sorrows frontman said.

‘I’m not going to just replicate what he does; there are some songs that speak to me in a certain way which I’ve reinterpreted and there are others I love as they are, so didn’t want to change at all.’

The Melbourne-based musician, and Morrison fan from way back, said the show was the next best thing to seeing the Belfast singer-songwriter live.

‘And that’s not putting tickets on myself but I’ve tried to make sure that the musicality is at the top end of town,’ Camilleri said.

‘I hope people enjoy the songs and it takes them back to a special time or place.

‘I’m just tipping my hat to a top singer songwriter and wishing I had a little bit of what he’s got.’